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West Leeds Christmas bin collection days revealed

Leeds Christmas bin collection

Bin collection days over Christmas and the New Year have been revealed by Leeds City Council.

The local authority says bins will be collected as normal up until and including Christmas Eve. Then, between Friday 25 December and Sunday 10 January bins will be emptied either one or two days later than normal.

But don’t expect the cash-strapped council to write to you with the changes this year.

To help make savings, letters are not being sent to 320,000 Leeds’ households with the date changes. As well as dates being available on the council’s website, the information will be distributed through housing offices and newsletters, local neighbourhood networks, libraries, one stop centre, post offices and community centres.

One Farsley resident commented on Facebook yesterday:

“Great stuff, Leeds Council. Just think of all that extra money (you will be saving). It’s most likely you will end up having to pay out more money in the end, on extra cleaning services to get rid of all the litter that will be spread around. Oh and let’s not forget the extra costs of having to have pest control around as I’m pretty sure the rats will be loving the new service!”

Kirkstall Road Recycling Centre will be closed from 4 January 2016. The centre’s refurbishment is an attempt to increase the city’s recycling rate and generate potential savings of £25,000 per year. For those affected by the closure, alternative sites are available at Meanwood Road and Pudsey.

What do you think of the city’s bin collection services in general? Have your say in our poll.


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